Microsoft has announced the hiring of Sam Altman, the co-founder of OpenAI and the creator of ChatGPT. This news comes after Altman was unexpectedly removed as CEO of OpenAI, causing uncertainty in the AI industry. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella expressed excitement about bringing Altman and Greg Brockman, another OpenAI co-founder, along with other managers from the company to lead a new advanced AI research team. Nadella also expressed interest in working with OpenAI’s new CEO, Emmett Shear.
The removal of Altman from his position as CEO at OpenAI was confirmed by both he and Shear on social media. Shear described his new role as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, while Altman’s removal came following an internal review at OpenAI. The company has made changes to its management structure, with Brockman stepping down as chairman of the board but remaining as president. These changes have occurred as OpenAI’s creations, such as ChatGPT and Dall-E image generator, have brought generative AI into the mainstream, sparking debates about its use and ethical implications.
Microsoft’s move to hire Altman is seen as a strategic move to bolster its AI capabilities and gain access to some of the most talented minds in the field. The addition of Brockman and other key personnel from OpenAI will help Microsoft create more advanced AI solutions that can help businesses transform their operations and improve their bottom line. With altman on board microsoft can further develop chatgpt or any other new genetive ai model they are working on.